I got sucked in by the autpilot option and purchased a Minn Kota Terrova with a 54" shaft and 55lbs of thrust. I bought a power drive v2 with a 48" shaft and 55 pounds of thrust last year and was happy with it but when setting lines by myself trolling the river this year I found myself regretting not buying the auto pilot version. I went up 6" on the shaft since occasionally in large waves the prop would pop out a little bit so hopefully this will help out. I mainly use my trolling motor to troll the river and hopefully that autopilot works as well as they claim. Anyone have any experience running one of these and is their anything I should know about them, quirks etc., does the autpilot work? Probably should have asked this before pulling the triiger on it but I got excited.Cabelas is now selling Minn Kota motors that were returned and repaired under the warranty period for substantially less money than a new one. They come with a one year warranty as well. I figure that somebody else has already worked the bugs out of it for me, I hope.